legitimise

legitimize

[li-jit-uh-mahyz]
verb (used with object), legitimized, legitimizing.
to make legitimate.
Also, especially British, legitimise.


Origin:
1840–50; < Latin lēgitim(us) (see legitim) + -ize

legitimization, noun

legitimate, legitimize.
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legitimize, legitimise, legitimatize or legitimatise (lɪˈdʒɪtɪˌmaɪz, lɪˈdʒɪtɪməˌtaɪz)
 
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(tr) to make legitimate; legalize
 
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legitimi'zation, legitimise, legitimatize or legitimatise
 
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legitimi'sation, legitimise, legitimatize or legitimatise
 
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legitimati'zation, legitimise, legitimatize or legitimatise
 
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legitimati'sation, legitimise, legitimatize or legitimatise
 
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legitimize
1848, from L. legitimus (see legitimate). Earlier was legitimatize (1791).
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